2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
SIT192 and SIT215
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3 hour seminar per week.
2 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.
This unit explores the commonly used computational skills for real-life optimization, planning, and decision making problems, such as routing, scheduling, machinery workflow, network design, logistics, staff rostering, resource allocation, and supply chain optimization with applications in industries including airline, mining, healthcare, science, education, wholesale and retail, as well as other government, and civic services.
Students will learn the concepts of combinatorial optimisation and constraint satisfaction by studying a number of classic problems, concepts of modelling, practical considerations, algorithms and packages, decision support and expert systems.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Analyse real-world problems to produce and evaluate models suitable for computation
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO4: Critical thinking GLO5: Problem solving
Apply domain-specific knowledge to solve optimisation and constraint programming problems
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO4: Critical thinking
Plan and reflect on task management strategies to successfully fulfil responsibilities
Identify knowledge gaps and effectively seek and use appropriate learning resources to acquire necessary knowledge
GLO3: Digital literacy GLO6: Self-management
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio, and must achieve a passing grade in the examination.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT316 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.